Shipyard boss apologises for branding Merseyside workers militant

John Syvret
The boss of Cammell Llaird shipyard has apologised “for pandering to negative stereotypes of Merseyside”. Chief executive John Syvret released a statement last week claiming that strikers at the shipyard were threatening the future of the business. The strikes have been called after it was announced the 291 jobs are to be axed at the Birkenhead yard. But Mr Syvret has withdrawn the statement following talks with Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson. Mr Anderson said Mr Syvret had made "exaggerated, stupid comments". ... For the full story register now for free or login below...